Fiber Intake in Children

Most children do not get enough fiber.Healthy-Eating-Habits-TT-1024x682

Benefits of Fiber

Types of Fiber

Soluble fiber:

Insoluble fiber:

Fruits and vegetables contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Fiber Requirements

High-fiber foods have 5 or more grams of fiber per serving. Good sources of fiber provide 2.5 to 5 grams per serving.

Ideas to Add More Fiber to Your Child’s Diet


Lunch and Dinner

Make gradual changes and set small weekly goals to add fiber-rich foods to your child’s diet.

If you would like more information about gastrointestinal (GI) digestive disorders and nutrition in children, please contact Dr. Mona Dave’s Frisco Office.